Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:47 pm

punchy21 wrote:
Canadoz wrote:Will be using a 2200w to start with, and see how it performs, just wanted to future proof in case I feel the need for more watts. I'll keep the outlet amperage in mind for then.

What's different about a 20A outlet? I know the garage has a 20A circuit breaker dedicated to it on the panel.....

Will be on its own circuit unlike a 10A outlet which can have a shitload more - and protected by the 20A breaker you mentioned, and the outlet is rated to carry 20A...

Canadoz wrote:Raises another question, what gauge of wire should be used for the internal wiring of the controller?

2.5mm2 will be ok for 2200w


OK, Cheers, I think I'd better not get carried away on heater size until I can have an electrician look at the house wiring for me then.
I think I'll use 3.31mm2 (12AWG) silicone insulated braid to wire it for a better overhead margin then.
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:46 pm

I've modified your diagram to show my proposed circuit, yes I know the digital voltmeter is not as accurate, but it costs about 1/6th the price and I'm fairly confident I can learn to use it effectively for the purpose. Does that look feasible to you? I'm going to use two 40mm fans so as to be able to use a smaller enclosure and not sacrifice airflow.
I also wanted to ask, the PSR-25 will be mounted on an aluminium heatsink which will we mounted to the aluminium enclosure with conductive screws, will that be sufficient to ground the enclosure or would you run a wire and solder/screw it to the enclosure wall?
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Brendan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:56 pm

Mounting the PSR on a heatsink doesn't necessarily ground it...

Edit: I see on the diagram that the screws into the heat sink are earthed. Technically, that would be sufficient...you can check that you have a good earth with your multimeter...
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby punchy21 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:07 am

:text-yeahthat:

Earth it as per the drawing and the lid as well if applicable...
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby unsub » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:52 pm

Silly question probably but are the SSR modules wired the same as the PSR's?

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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby punchy21 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:01 pm

Got anymore info on the relay you're talking about? There are different types...
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby punchy21 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:50 pm

Same as PSR mate... :handgestures-thumbupleft: with a big fuck-off heatsink :-B
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:45 pm

punchy21 wrote:Same as PSR mate... :handgestures-thumbupleft: with a big fuck-off heatsink :-B


What's the difference in operation between the two types of controller? Finer control of the voltage, AKA less "stepping"?
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Yummyrum » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:35 pm

Canadoz wrote:
punchy21 wrote:Same as PSR mate... :handgestures-thumbupleft: with a big fuck-off heatsink :-B


What's the difference in operation between the two types of controller? Finer control of the voltage, AKA less "stepping"?


They operate the same .
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby unsub » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:16 am

Thanks heaps for that, I have an electrical engineer/rain man type friend of a friend that is going to construct it.
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:02 pm

Yummyrum wrote:
Canadoz wrote:
punchy21 wrote:Same as PSR mate... :handgestures-thumbupleft: with a big fuck-off heatsink :-B


What's the difference in operation between the two types of controller? Finer control of the voltage, AKA less "stepping"?


They operate the same .


So there's no good reason for the price disparity?
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby punchy21 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:53 pm

Nope, just depends where you buy them... ;-)
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:38 pm

punchy21 wrote:Nope, just depends where you buy them... ;-)



Well Oil beef hooked!

wish I'd known that before spending $70 on a psr-25. live and learn I guess. :angry-banghead:
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:06 pm

Gentlemen, Meet 'Betty' (slaved over building her long enough that I felt she needed a name)

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A sparky mate of mine looked her over, checked this and that with a multimeter and said "looks good, don't do anything stupid with it."
20A rated cabling throughout, (though I won't be running more than 15A unless I have my house rewired... possible down the track.) dual cooling fans, compact size @ 188x120x57mm.
Thanks for the Design and the answers to my questions in trying to figure out how to build her.
Cheers.
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Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby BackyardBrewer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:33 pm

Great looking box!
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby 1 2many » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:47 pm

Nice controller I like the use of the IEC sockets Tops it off for me. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:48 pm

BackyardBrewer wrote:Great looking box!


Thanks mate couldn't have done it without your design.
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:52 pm

1 2many wrote:Nice controller I like the use of the IEC sockets Tops it off for me. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Thanks. I wanted everything as tidy as possible.
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Canadoz » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:08 pm

Canadoz wrote:
BackyardBrewer wrote:Great looking box!


Thanks mate couldn't have done it without your design.
:handgestures-thumbupleft:

Don't know why I thought you were Punchy......
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